When and How to Look for an Internship
Don’t wait until March to start planning your summer internship or research experience. Many deadlines approach early winter and even late fall. Additionally, preparing your materials to apply to an internship takes time. Identify opportunities you plan to apply to and what application materials are needed in advance to remain organized and ensure you aren’t missing out on internships and research experiences that interests you.
How to Find Opportunities:
Use Handshake to assist in your internship site. Employers post to our site because they are interested in UNH students.
2. COLSA Careers Website
We have compiled a list of available internships and research opportunities for students. Browse this document organized by departments and includes information on internship focus, and associated application deadlines.
3. R.E.U. Sites
Interested in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (R.E.U.)? These competitive opportunities allow undergraduates to conduct research at universities and research institutions nationally. Many opportunities provide students with room & board, a stipend and travel expenses. Search for opportunities on sites such as:
- National Science Foundation -Search for an REU
- R.I.T. Co-ops/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences
4. Intentionally Seek Out Companies
Identify companies and organizations you would like to intern with and search for opportunities and reach out to the organizations that interest you. Not sure where to start? Use Buzzfile.com to search for employers by major by state as a starting point.
5. Aggregated Sites
Use search sites such as Indeed.com, internships.com, wayup.com. Use a variety of keyword searches based on what you are interested in.
Talk with family, friends, and faculty about what you are interested in. You may find you are know someone has a connection with company in your field and/or knows of an available internship.
7. Federal Internships
Search for a myriad of opportunities within the federal government by identifying areas of interest by browsing here.
- Animal Nutrition
- Animal Husbandry
- Farm Management
- Agricultural Research
- Animal Care
- Marine Sciences
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Consulting
- Planning and Development
- Environmental Advocacy
- Plants and Gardens